The North American campaign of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Challenge series gets underway Saturday at Belmont Park with two outstanding grade 1 qualifiers in the $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap, led by defending Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern and 2014 Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist, and the $1 million Odgen Phipps Stakes led by 2014 Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Untapable.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 2015
With great anticipation building for American Pharoah’s attempt at the coveted Triple Crown title this Saturday, Breeders’ Cup has launched a new Media Challenge program surrounding its Million Dollar Finish fantasy game.
Monday, June 1, 2015
The Breeders' Cup announced today a series of safety and security initiatives extending through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series. A prominent element of the program, developed in consultation with tracks participating in the Challenge Series, will focus on extending the Breeders’ Cup out-of-competition testing program throughout the Series.
Friday, May 29, 2015
A diverse group of horse racing and animal welfare organizations today announced the launch of a coalition to support uniform medication standards for Thoroughbred racing and the formal introduction of proposed bipartisan legislation that would grant independent authority over rule‑making, testing and enforcement oversight to an entity created by the U.S. Anti‑Doping Agency (USADA).
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
On the heels of strong growth in 2014, Breeders’ Cup has today launched its 2015 Million Dollar Finish fantasy game with more prizes and opportunities to win than ever before throughout the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: “Win & You’re In.”
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Capping an extraordinary comeback story, Stud Misterio’s Ordak Dan (ARG), the winner of 2013 edition of the Gran Premio 25 de Mayo (G1), did it again on Monday before more than 40,000 fans at San Isidro, with a gritty 1 1/2 length victory over favored Alma de Acero, and earned a “Win and You’re In” berth into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Led by 5-year-old Alma de Acero, a wide open field of 15 horses has been entered for Monday’s Gran Premio 25 de Mayo (G1) at San Isidro, with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (GI) at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky on October 31.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
BUENOS AIRES (May 1, 2015) — Before a sellout crowd of nearly 70,000, Chilean bred Furia Cruzada (CHI) earned an automatic berth into the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) by taking the Gran Premio Criadores-G1 at Hipódromo de Palermo, the first of five Breeders’ Cup Challenge series races of the year in South America.
Friday, May 1, 2015
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 1, 2015) — Led by Argentina’s 3-year-old filly champion Kalithea (ARG), a solid field of eight fillies and mares will go to the post Friday in the Group 1 Gran Premio Criadores at Palermo Race Course with the winner securing the first automatic berth into this year’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge series.
Monday, April 27, 2015
The Breeders’ Cup announced today that Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC, a leading regional accounting and consulting firm, has been named an official partner of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.